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Travel from nice airport to St.Raphael station

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Travel from nice airport to St.Raphael station

hi i am going to a holiday camp 8km from St.Raphael train station.I need some info on how to get from nice airport to st.raphael?Anybody know?

Also i need to know of some great days out ideal for a 3 year old.I know of the zoo and a marine show place any other places?

Also i heard it is a bit pricey in the south of france is this true are there any pointers on how to keep things cheap as im on a budget.

Im going in May

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1. Re: Travel from nice airport to St.Raphael station

Take a bus or taxi to Nice Station. I t won't take long. The trip to St Raphael by rail is easy and beautiful.

Details of buses can be found on the Nice Airport website:-

http://www.nice.aerport.fr/access

Not being the owner of children, I cannot make any suggestions but try looking on the tourist info website for St Raphael.

Incidentally, if you would like a lovely, unspoilt, and relatively quiet beach, head eastwards out of St Raphael on the N98 towards Agay. Before you reach Agay, just the east side of Boulouris, is a beach variously called Camp Long, or Tiki Plage, at Cap du Dramont. It is a lovely little bay with fresh water showers, a cafe, and a lovely walk around the headland with spectacular views. The beach is very sandy and shelves about a foot or so but then is level, so should be ok for a 3 year old, with supervision. The beach is public, so there is no charge. You might see a few topless grannies among others, but this should not faze a 3-year old. It is not a St Tropez style parade, but is a family beach, popular with snorkellers and divers. Your child will be thrilled at the fish swimming in the shallow water around your feet. I guess you could reach it by coastal bus in about 20 minutes from St R. Go onto Google Earth and look for Plage de Camp Long, St Raphael, France.In May the water will be cool but you will soon warm up and get dry in the sun and of course the Med is so buoyant.

Personally I think it is a fallacy that the south of France is expensive. It depends what you choose to do and where you go to eat. I have found that food (and clothes) at the markets (and St R has several, as does Frejus which is right next to it)is very reasonable and we have picnic lunches made from the market produce: bread, salad, cooked chicken/ham from the rotisseries, fruit etc. prepared in the morning. All cafes/restaurants have menus posted outside so you can judge your budget accordingly.

Frejus has a number of Roman ruins.

Boat trips would be fun for your child.

Have a lovely holiday but please don't tell too many people though about the beach.

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2. Re: Travel from nice airport to St.Raphael station

Hi

Thanks for the info i will let you know how i get on

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3. Re: Travel from nice airport to St.Raphael station

Hi .... yes, you can take bus, just outside the terminal the railway station (around 4 euro). Dont take a taxi.

But I know you also can take a direct bus to Saint Rahael at 900, 12.30, 15.45 and 19.30 at same spot, just outside the terminal. (around 21 euro)

There's also another bus to Saint Rahael, but over Cannes.

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4. Re: Travel from nice airport to St.Raphael station

Not sure which holiday camp you'll be staying in, but the beach in May is usually a winner for young kids.

As BarbaryCoaster mentioned, the Camp Long beach is nice. In fact, I posted a slide show about it here on TripAdvisor (under Video) - primitive video, but it shows you the sites. The beach is especially great for kids because it is very sheltered, it rents pedalos on warmer days and it has a very nice little restaurant right on the beach (plus snack next door).

Other fun things for kids in the area are pony rides in the Esterel (Les 3 Fers at Cap Esterel used to have them for 2-4 years-old, check their site/email for latest info), easy walks in the Esterel (I write guidebooks about gentle hikes on the Cote d'Azur, so I have a bunch of recommendations there).

St Raphael has some nice old merry-go-rounds (right on the seaside promenade), a playground that overlooks the bay (above Parking Bonaparte), a mini-golf by the sea.

I also enjoy the Parc Phoenix in Nice for little kids - they have a huge tropical greenhouse, lots of room to play among the flowered park. It's close to the Nice airport, not too expensive.

As for keeping expenses down, if you buy local produce from the marchés, you'll get not only fresh food but you'll save on restaurant costs. St Raphael has a quiet local fish market every morning by the old port. Not exactly inexpensive, but they're only allowed to sell freshly caught local fish. It's interesting to see what's caught out there.

Have fun!

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